Sara Benson

EXPERTISE:Sara Benson
Political Theory, Legal Theory, American Political Thought  

EMAIL:
sara.benson@sjsu.edu 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0119

OFFICE HOURS:
MW 9:30am - 10:30am in person or via Zoom

EDUCATION: 
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011

BACKGROUND:
Sara Benson received her Ph.D. in Politics and Feminist Studies from the University of California-Santa Cruz. Before coming to San Jose State, she held a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of History at UCLA. She is a committed teacher of political theory with a particular focus on American political thought and social justice. Her first book, The Prison of Democracy: Race, Leavenworth, and the Culture of Law, was published by the University of California Press in 2019.